Ok, there are only so many combinations of colour, pattern, cut, fabric and so on….so occassionally designers are going to step on one another’s toes, but for Stella McCartney to create her Resort 2012 collection in such a similar look to Prada’s Spring 2011 collection surprised me.
Stipes and prints are not commonly played on the same track – so it’s not as though it was an obvious likeness either. Did Prada’s show inspire Stella? Or is it a Gaga-Madonna moment with Stella not even aware of the similarities in the collections from the spectators’ point of view?
See for your self: